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Meet our District Governor
The Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club is located in Rotary District 7255 which encompasses the land mass of Long Island, from the Verrazano and Brooklyn Bridges to the lighthouses of the East End.
The role of Rotary district governors is to strengthen existing Rotary clubs, engage, inspire and motivate members, promote Rotary in the community, provide leadership and guidance to Rotary clubs, and to promote membership within their districts – a big challenge!
Mineola-Garden City Rotary is pleased to welcome Mel Ellwood, our 2021-2022, District Governor, on Tuesday, October 12 at 12:15 p.m. at Calogero Restaurant, 919 Franklin Avenue. Mel’s extraordinary credentials, as well as her spirit of “service above service” amply qualify her for this prestigious position in Rotary.
Mel began serving in her community at the age of 10 when she hosted Ronald McDonald Carnivals in her backyard to raise funds for muscular dystrophy and her community service has continued ever since.
Mel joined the Riverhead Rotary Club in 2008 and immediately volunteered to run the club’s March Madness Pool, believing she was going to run a college basketball pool. Nonetheless, she proceeded to raffle the club raising the most money since the inception of the raffle. Mel served on the club’s board of directors, served as club president in 2013-2014 and deputy governor in 2016-2019. She has served on several district conference committees, twice served on the district nominating committee, is an RLI graduate, facilitator and recipient of several Paul Harris Awards, Rotary’s highest honor.
After graduating from the University of Dayton, Mel began his career in public relations working for the United States Football League, then launched into the life of a public relations agency working for a number of PR firms in Manhattan as public relations manager, then as director of human resources.
Professionally, having entered the real estate business in 2005, Mel currently works for Century 21 Albertson Realty in North Fork, Long Island, where she manages a nine-person sales team and lists and sells homes.
The Lunch Meet with 7255 District Governor Mel Elwood on October 12 is open to everyone. To reserve, please email Diane Marmann, club president at [email protected]
NC Director Laura Curran speaks to Rotary
Security, tax management, police activity (including the development of the new police academy), tax relief and infrastructure in Nassau County were among the priorities of the report by Laura Curran, County Director. from Nassau, to Rotary last week, Sept. 28. to point out that for the second year, Garden City has been named by US News & World Report as “America’s Safest Community.”